Cougars to Battle Liberty on Saturday for NCS Title
Concord, Calif. – The Carondelet varsity soccer team advanced to the NCS/Les Schwab Tires Division I Girls Winter Soccer Championships finals, following a 2-0 victory over the California High School Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Carondelet (20-1-2) got on the scoreboard early, before holding off California (12-4-5) for a shutout victory. The Cougars scored a little over four minutes into the game, when freshman Ellie Ospeck floated a shot over the outreached arm of the Grizzlies' goalkeeper. The assist was credited to Erin Ospeck. A little less than two minutes later, senior Kiki Ilagan-Evangelista added the second and final goal of the game, off an assist by junior Keeley Murphy.
With the win, Carondelet advances to the NCS Championship game for the second straight season. The Cougars will take on the second overall seed, the Liberty Lions (19-1-1), in Saturday's 2:30 pm game at Dublin High School. Liberty advanced to the championship game with a 6-1 win over Monte Vista on Wednesday.
Ticket prices for the NCS Championship Quarterfinal game are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and children. The Carondelet All-Sports Season Pass is not valid for Friday's game.
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